“It’s a new digital platform and it is supposed to be the new direction of the industry,” Trimble said.
Trimble looks back on her early days working with the show’s head writer and friend, Alex Burger, and her latest venture into television.
Trimble said the show has broken new grounds by being the first Afrikaans five-minute drama to be watched on mobile devices and probably the first 南非荷兰语 drama primarily written by a team of mostly black women.
Other projects on her desk include finishing her second collection, tentatively titled “How to Survive the Apocalypse,” writing more short stories and maybe a novel.
“I’m planning to develop a television pilot, too” Trimble said. “I have already pitched an academic anthology to a colleague and we are working that out.”
For those who have a passion for writing, Trimble’s advice is don’t give up on writing, even when the water is rough.
“The only way to live your dreams is to live them,” Trimble said. “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t worry about the impediments or where you are. Keep dreaming and keep writing.”